Kiwanuka arrived in Kyakuduse on Tuesday evening to fix the pump but got trapped in the tank due to insufficient oxygen supply. It is alleged that the snap hook on his climbing buckle broke and he fell inside the tank and had no way of getting out.
The deceased has been identified as Robert Luyima, 35, a resident of Matale village, in Kalisizo town council. It is said that Luyima had been arrested for whipping his nephew who messed up a house that was left in order.
Luti police post which was meant to serve the areas of Luti, Kyampagi, Kalagala, Gayaza A, Gayaza B, Kyakuduse, Kamenya, and Bukalasa villages, was closed in October 2017, after thugs raided the police post and stole a gun from the police constable on duty.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Regional police spokesperson, says the suspects were arrested on Monday evening and are currently in custody at Kyotera police station. The suspects are Hussein Muhammad Buyondo, Majid Ssekabira, and Joseph Kakeeto.
According to Paul Ssegawa, the school’s Deputy Head Teacher, the learners are excited to return to class. He appealed to all parents and guardians to take the children back to school saying the situation has stabilised.
The mourners mainly his parents Oliver Namatovu and Kasozi Mark plus other in-laws, friends and teachers could not hold their tears as Sserugga’s coffin was lowered down the grave. Some of including Namatovu passed out and they were put on drip.
The body was discovered on Thursday by residents of Kibutamu village. Ssembuuze, a resident of Kitiiti village in Kyanamukaaka sub-county, Masaka district went missing Wednesday while returning from Kyotera.
Abitex had organised the concert in Tanzanian territory, where there are no restrictions on crowds and movement as the case is, in Uganda. But border authorities issued tough conditions for Ugandans planning to cross to Tanzania for the concert requiring them to first take a COVID test within 72 hours before exiting the country.
The concerts include one organised by Abbey Musinguzi, the proprietor of Abitex Promotions and others by different promoters. The New Year concerts follow a massive Christmas concert that was organised by Abitex at Happiness Hotel in Mutukula –Tanzania, in which more than 20 Ugandan artists featured and attracted hundreds of Ugandans.
Denis Muyunga, the area LCIII Chairman, says that the residents first developed symptoms such as nausea, severe fever, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, swelling on the arms, and diarrhoea. A number of them died within two or three days after presenting the symptoms.
The State Minister for Micro-finance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, says that his ministry can do nothing to revive the SACCOs that have spent 10 years without operating, adding that they cannot compensate the affected members for the loss.